Towards the Construction of a Professional Development System for Nurses

Towards the Construction of a Professional Development System for Nurses

Development of The IKASHIKA Career Path for Nurses based on Mentorship and Problem-based Learning

Principal Investigator : Tomoko KOMUTA(Director of Nursing, University Hospital of Medicine)
This project aims to develop and execute the original program, the IKASHIKA Career Path for Nurses, which incorporates the educational methods of mentorship and problembased learning(PBL), thereby helping nurses and nursing students get through their career systematically and effectively.
 This program is designed to support nurses at all stages of their professional development, from nursing students to trained professionals, and specific behavioral objectives are set properly at each stage as part of the program.
 Specifically, as shown in the figure below, participants are expected to develop as a professional in a step-by-step fashion, from the novice level to the expert level, in the program which adopts mentorship in its education and training.
 This project also focuses upon the exchange of personnel between the Department of Nursing, the University Hospital of Medicine, and the School of Health Care Sciences. In particular, the following are set forward:(1)a training program by nurses for nursing students,(2)an advanced seminar by faculty members for nurses,(3)a special health care section for outpatients in the University Hospital, which is jointly operated by staff from both sides, and(4)the “Nursing Arts Room,” where both nurses and nursing students can learn nursing skills at their convenience.
 Though these plans, we aim to train nurses who have a high ability in nursing practice and in nursing education.